August 19, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 19, 2014
Wally & The Beaves bring back the golden age of rock ‘n’ roll to the Concerts on the Green stage Aug. 19 at the Issaquah Community Center.
Picnicking kicks off at 6 p.m.; bring a blanket. Music is from 7-8:30 p.m. As many as 500 revelers attend, so come early to stake out your spot.
Wally & The Beaves, six of the most respected artists and musicians in the Pacific Northwest, formed in spring 2011. The band’s unique show has been gaining a loyal following since.
Each member of the band brings a bit of humor by dressing like well-known iconic characters from the era, from Buddy Holly to Susie Q.
In honor of the decade known for poodle skirts and leather jackets, Rowley Properties Inc. is sponsoring a 1950’s fashion contest during the concert.
August 15, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 15, 2014
The history of railroads in America will literally come to life Aug. 16-17 in a unique, free event at the Issaquah Depot Museum.
The Suitcases Project, directed by artist Joan Laage, presents alternating scenes throughout the depot and on the passenger trolley that include text, movement and local references to the history of Issaquah.
Erica Maniez, director of Issaquah History Museums, likened the project to a form of performance art or a living, breathing museum.
A cast will continuously perform scenes in and around the depot from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Spectators are free to walk around and observe the cast of railroad workers, passengers, conductors and more.
“It’s really about capturing the mood of an era when railroads ruled,” Maniez said.
July 22, 2014
July 15, 2014
July 15, 2014
Thanks to everyone who made it a success
The Issaquah History Museums was gratified by the wonderful community participation and volunteer support in abundant evidence at our 2014 Heritage Day celebration held in conjunction with the Down Home 4th of July in downtown Issaquah.
July 1, 2014
From history lessons to soccer, Issaquah will have many opportunities for those wanting to celebrate America this Fourth of July.
While the events will largely resemble last year’s, organizers hope the tried-and-true celebrations will offer the same level of community involvement and entertainment. Both the Down Home 4th of July and Heritage Day will take place in downtown.
The Swedish Hospital Kids ‘n Pets Parade will kick off the day, beginning at 11 a.m. It will wind its way down Front Street North and East Sunset Way before ending at Veterans’ Memorial Field.
“We will have a lot of the traditional favorites come back,” Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Director of Festivals Robin Kelley said.
July 1, 2014
An ongoing look at memorable images from Issaquah’s past
The Issaquah History Museums take requests regarding what people would like to see in the Digital Collection. Roughly quarterly, volunteers have a data-entry day and prep a bunch of records for upload. If there is a particular name, place or item you’d like to see more images of on the website, email Erica Maniez at email@example.com. If you have a photo or subject you would like to see in this feature, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 3, 2014
The Issaquah History Museums take requests regarding what people would like to see in the Digital Collection. Roughly quarterly, volunteers have a data-entry day and prep a bunch of records for upload. If there is a particular name, place or item you’d like to see more images of on the website, email Erica Maniez at email@example.com.
If you have a photo or subject you would like to see in this feature, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 20, 2014
The Issaquah History Museums was one of four area museums that recently received the 7th annual Reinforcement Crew award provided by the American Alliance of Museum Registrars Committee.
On May 17, museum registrars from donated their time to help care for the History Museum’s artifacts.
May 13, 2014
The vintage Issaquah Valley Trolley resumes service downtown May 17.
The car will run from the Train Depot to the east fork of Issaquah Creek and back from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Passengers purchase boarding passes at the depot ticket window, 78 First Ave. N.E. Fares, a suggested $5 donation per person, includes admission to the Depot Museum and Gilman Town Hall Museum. Children 5 and younger are free, as well as History Museums members with membership cards.